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6 stories found over the past 45 days
At UN Asia-Pacific policy forum, leaders discuss post-2015 agenda, financing and partnerships

28 May 2015 – The 71st session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened its ministerial session today in Bangkok, as region’s leaders meet to discuss the integration and implementation of economic, social and environmental development with focus on financing and partnership.


New UN report calls for economic inclusivity to drive growth in Asia-Pacific region

14 May 2015 – While developing economies in the Asia-Pacific region continue to fare well in comparison to the rest of the world, structural weaknesses, like infrastructure shortages and excessive dependence on commodities will continue to hamper their growth potential, a new United Nations report on the region says, calling for greater economic inclusivity if sustainable development is to succeed.


FEATURE: Generation at risk - UN Forum urges action to halt indigenous youth suicide

12 May 2015 – For centuries, indigenous peoples around the world have been forced to wage an existential struggle to protect their ways of life and the very fabric of their societies.


Nepal: UN agencies rush supplies to earthquake survivors amid powerful aftershocks

27 April 2015 – The United Nations refugee agency announced today that it is rushing critical supplies to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake that has reportedly killed more than 3,000 people and injured thousands more on Saturday, and pledged that it ready to provide any assistance needed to help survivors through these difficult times.


Vanuatu: UNICEF launches birth registration campaign as recovery from Cyclone Pam continues

20 April 2015 – Thousands of children affected by the devastation of last month’s Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu are slated to receive new birth certificates through a United Nations-supported campaign, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today.


UNICEF urges Australia, Cambodia to protect rights of child refugees in Nauru

17 April 2015 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) raised concerns today regarding reported decisions by the Governments of Australia and Cambodia to start transferring refugees currently in an Australian-funded processing centre in Nauru to Cambodia for settlement.